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I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)

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luv a configure script that crunches hard for 45 seconds then quits with no output

The most disappointing thing about meeting podcast hosts is that they don't talk at 1.4 speed irl

if forth was so good why didn't they make a fifth?

"but why, zuph, why?"

because i like to install things with reckless abandon and then not clean up after myself, is why.

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luv 2 reinstall linux on my laptop on a monday nite

A lot of people like to joke, "Heh, we'll have fusion in 20 years, 20 years ago, am I right?"

It seems like most of them don't realize that we're funding fusion research at such abysmally low levels that it probably won't ever happen. It's not the technology is infeasible, that these scientists are loonies that won't realize these things are impossible.

It's that we're starving the research efforts to death.

If we were solving problems worth solving, we'd have fusion power and a global logistics network capable of ensuring no one ever went hungry.

And yeah, at its root, all of this is because of capitalism, but that doesn't make it less frustrating to work under.

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I think one of the most frustrating things about working with technology is that the hard problems, the problems worth solving, are never the problems that you can get time, money, or people to solve.

A nice-to-use GUI library that supports accessibility out of the tin? Nope, not gonna happen. Yet Another Javascript+Full Browser Engine chat app that doesn't even encrypt your messages? Here's $25 million, go crazy.

identifying very strongly with birds is enby culture don't @ me

Having some truly bizarre problems with Ubuntu on my T495: USB devices show up and work fine if they're present from boot, but if they get plugged in after boot, or removed and plugged in again, they stop working. Don't show up in lsusb, and I can see a disconnect in dmesg, but nothing on reconnect.

Like, I just pull in this crate? And write a little struct to keep my command line arguments in? And it automatically generates help info from docstrings? wth

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I've been digging more into this weekend, and I'm having these constant moments of unadulterated joy: "You mean it just WORKS?! Like that?!"

Combing a strong type system with a low-ish compiled language with great tooling, I can easily see this replacing Python for making loads of little command line utils for me.

"His qualifications are beyond reproach" is what u hear about a dude right before you find out that he's utterly reproachable in every respect

I feel like king cake would be a lot more exciting if the baby could scream


This inside recruiter for a tech company keeps spamming me on the weekend, and that honestly gives me great insight into their respect for boundaries, expectations, and respect of work-life balance.

Having trouble motivating myself in my hobbies the right ways lately

Project idea: Take an X201 or X220 shell, replace the screen with a high-res eDP one, and slap in a motherboard with a COM type 6 slot or similar. Keep the same laptop+motherboard for an incredibly long time, upgrade CPU+Memory as you want.

(Modular NB51 if you will)

Got that great ADHD hyperfixation going on tonight: just spent three hours looking for the perfect plastic containers for a new electronics parts organizing methodology, narrowing it down to 3.

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